The Philadelphia Phillies christened Citizens Bank Park on April 12, 2004 against the Cincinnati Reds. The ballpark has a capacity of 43,035 and consists of three levels, the lower deck, a suite level, and the upper deck. The main grandstand extends from the left field foul pole to homeplate, to the right field foul pole, and into right center field. There is a break in the upper deck along the first base side, allowing the seating area to be closer to the field. Additional seating is located behind the left field fence. One notable feature is the seating bowl, which has many angles, similar to Shibe Park. The main HD video/scoreboard is located above these seats. Nearly 400 bleacher seats are located on the roof of the outfield pavilion. Fans are able to see the skyline of downtown Philadelphia from beyond the center field fence. Split level bullpens are located in right center field.
Since its opening in 2004 there have been several upgrades at Citizens Bank Park. After the 2005 season, 200 seats were removed from the first two rows in left center field changing the dimensions from 369ft. to 374ft. A new HD videoboard scoreboard was added before the 2011 season. Prior to the start of the 2018 season the Phillies spent $30 million adding several fan friendly amenities to the ballpark. The Yard, a 13,000 square-foot is an interactive kids baseball experience that includes a wiffle ball field, climbing wall and other activities in right field in Ashburn Alley. Additional picnic style seating was added in center field and in the left field plaza, the team added a wall of fame with over-sized Phillies 1980 and 2008 World Series trophies and large statues of the team’s retired numbers.
Tenant: Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)